Overview

Justin counsels clients on patent procurement, intellectual property due diligence, validity and infringement, strategic international IP protection, post-grant proceedings, and preliminary patent enforcement and defense actions. He manages patent portfolios of U.S. and foreign clients, ranging from the individual inventor to multinational companies. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including materials science, mechanical, electrical, and software technologies, with an emphasis on medical devices and procedures.

Justin evaluates inventions according to his clients’ business objectives and develops patent procurement strategies to meet such objectives, both domestically and internationally. Justin drafts patent applications, represents his clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and advises foreign counsel on the examination of such patent applications outside the U.S.

Justin counsels and provides opinions regarding patent matters to address his clients’ needs and to fulfill their business objectives. These opinions advise on intellectual property issues ranging from patentability, due diligence, validity and infringement. These opinions may lead to negotiation, licensing, acquisition, enforcement or defense of patents.

Justin manages post-grant proceedings of his clients’ patents in both the U.S. and abroad, and initiates post-grant proceedings on behalf of his clients to challenge competitor patents. Justin cooperates with litigation counsel on enforcement and defense of his clients’ intellectual property, and advises his clients on such intricacies of U.S. patent litigation.

Justin routinely lectures on intellectual property issues and procedures to clients and organizations, and regularly trains new attorneys in patent law.

Prior to coming to Workman Nydegger, Justin was an attorney at a law firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Before that, Justin worked as an engineer with focus using high temperature materials in industrial applications and the characterization of such materials.

Experience

Experience
  • Manages U.S. and global patent portfolios for multinational corporations and subsidiaries thereof.
  • Manages U.S. national stage entry practice with at least 150 filings per year.
  • Led and negotiated multiple licensing market-wide campaigns on behalf of clients.
  • Manages efforts to stop competitors from infringing activities, and defends efforts against clients involving accusations of infringing activities.
  • Provides client interface and strategy on litigation related activities.

Education

Education
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2015, “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Utah State Master Gardener Program, Volunteer
  • Junior Jazz Basketball, Coach

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter: “Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT),” (WIPO Salt Lake City, 2016) http://www.aipf.com/event-2344644

Publications

Publications

Fabrication of NZP Ceramic-Metal Composite Diesel Engine Exhaust Port Liners Using Finite Element Analysis as a Guiding Tool. R. Nageswaran, J.J. Cassell, S.Y Limaye, and D. Stinton. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. Vol. 19[4], no. 4, pp. 215-223 (1998).

Evaluation of NZP-Based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Turbine Applications, R. Nageswaran, J.J. Cassell, S. Usmani and S. Sampath, presented at the Pacific Coast Regional Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (1998).

 

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Ali Fennemore

Experience

  • 1 year at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Utah

Contact Information
Email  afennemore@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

Alysha A. Miller

Experience

  • 12 years of IP prosecution experience at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.A., History, Brigham Young University, 2000

Contact Information
Email  amiller@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

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Languages

Languages
  • French